Another close loss: Kansas State tip-in in final seconds beats Texas men’s basketball

18 Feb By
College World Series

Kendal Yancy led the Texas offense with 13 points Saturday, but the Longhorns fell at home to Kansas State on a last-minute tip-in (photo courtesy of

By Steve Habel, Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas – There are some teams that just find a way not to win, even when they are playing well; the Texas men’s basketball team is such a squad. After losing for the seventh time in 10 games by three points or fewer this season, it’s time to finally ask what the Longhorns have to do to get over the top.

It also might be time to accept that the Longhorns just have that answer.

It came down to keeping Kansas State off the offensive glass in the end game Saturday afternoon, but D.J. Johnson’s tip-in with 1.6 seconds to play and his ensuing free throw



Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .